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Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster
14th November 2013 Jennifer Gardner
There is no way to mentally prepare yourself for responding to an area devastated by a disaster. I knew I was going to see Read more »
13th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: preparations leading to action for animals in the Philippines
12th November 2013 Shannon Walajtys
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As I was typing this report, a 4.8 earthquake hit Tubigon, Bohol and we felt it here in Cebu! The Read more »
Antarctic Ocean protection left out in the cold
12th November 2013 Isabel McCrea
What’s next for the animals of East Antarctica and the Ross Sea? Global efforts were stifled once again when the Read more »
Tiger cubs in Russian rehab have new games
6th November 2013 Anna Fillipova
The tiger cub called Ustin is very inventive: he came up with a new game. He unties the trail camera and plays with the Read more »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5th November 2013 Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Bushfires in NSW -The long road to recovery continues
5th November 2013 Josey Sharrad
Richardson Jane was one of the lucky koalas to be rescued during the recent bushfires. She is currently in the caring hands Read more »
Unique species of humpback dolphin discovered in Australian waters
5th November 2013 Sharon Livermore
Population aggregation frameworks, genetic data sequences, morphological data and geographical segregation may all sound Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
16th February 2012
Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon in a continuing killing spree that began in mid-January. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) said an armed gang of Sudanese poachers had ki Read more »
An adult female rhino and calf feeding in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
10th February 2012
The death of a rhinoceros in South Africa while being fitted with supposedly life-saving devices has highlighted the desperation of conservationists to save this threatened species. “Desperate circumstances have brought about a situation where Read more »
Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9th February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
7th February 2012
More than 30 officials from wildlife law enforcement, customs, immigration, ports, judicial and park management in Tanzania are attending a national training workshop to enhance their capacity and ability to fight and prevent wildlife crimes. The wee Read more »
Miss France 2012 Delphine Wespiser joins IFAW's fight for animal protection
27th January 2012
Delphine Wespiser has always been concerned about animal welfare, but ever since her election as Miss France 2012, she has been determined to use her newly-found fame as a way of advancing a cause she is committed to. Aged only 20, student in interna Read more »
26th January 2012
  Satellite tracking data from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) suggests the majority of dolphins rescued during recent mass strandings have survived their ordeal and are currently about 18 miles off the coast o Read more »
Euthanasia Not An Option For Rare Cats
18th January 2012
(International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) supports worldwide calls for the 36 endangered lions and tigers from New Zealand’s Zion Wildlife Park to be re-homed and not euthanized. The troubled wildlife park and the lives of its anim Read more »
Nearly 60 dolphins strand on Cape Cod
17th January 2012
In a massive rescue effort, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team has been able to rescue and release 19 of the 27 Common dolphins that stranded alive on Cape Cod shores during the Read more »
Justice Time for Dog Buried Alive – Accused Men in Court
11th January 2012
The trial of two men accused of burying a dog alive on the sports field of a Cape Town school, begins on Friday 13th January. Poto Mfengu and Mkhumbuzi Ncedana, janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary High School in Khayelitsha, are charged under the anima Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great bar
Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the Wo Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
Management plan will better serve amazing pair of dogs in Puerto Natales, Chile
31st January 2014 by Joaquin de la Torre
Recently I was heading to a radio interview in Puerto Natales, Chile when I came across this beautiful dog. At the Read more »
Now proven protocols pave way for release of two male rhinos into the wild
30th January 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Two sub-adult male rhinos, named Gopal and Hari, were relocated to Manas National Park from the Wildlife Rescue Centre Read more »
With a New Year in China comes a new campaign
30th January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chinese New Year is a time for giving, when millions of Chinese visit families and friends bearing gifts to celebrate the Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire African forest elephant move news round up
29th January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
In the video overview above, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Director for France and Francophone Africa, C Read more »
29th January 2014 by
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) has welcomed a letter released today by 66 leading Australian and Read more »
‘Slaughtering’ whale science - sense or ‘cents’
28th January 2014 by Matt Collis
First we had Iceland’s lone whaler attempting to push whale beer on his compatriots. Now in an attempt to expand the Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tiger Zolushka doing well after release back into the wil
28th January 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
For those who have been following the story of Zolushka, an orphaned Amur tiger rehabilitated and released back to the wild Read more »
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28th January 2014 by
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal Read more »
An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27th January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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